Man Stabbed While Fishing Along Assiniboine River

Man Stabbed While Fishing Along Assiniboine River

Winnipeg Police CrestA man was stabbed Wednesday night on the banks of the Assiniboine River while packing up his fishing gear.

Winnipeg police say the victim and a friend were fishing near Oxbow Bend Road and the Perimeter Highway when another man came and began fishing next to them. The victim’s friend left a short time later and the man began arguing with the victim.

Police say that’s when the victim packed up his gear and left, but the suspect got into his vehicle and drove it into the victim’s vehicle.

The victim got out of his car and approached the other driver, who was armed with a knife. He began making threats towards the man before attacking him and slashing his upper and lower body as he tried to get back to his vehicle.

According to police, the suspect got into the victim’s vehicle and escorted him to a nearby bank machine. Once there, the victim was able to quickly remove his keys and make it to a nearby Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Station for help.

A 31-year-old Winnipeg man was later apprehended by police in the first 100 block of Harvlong Avenue. He has been charged with robbery and possession of a weapon. A warrant for his arrest was also issued as she was on parole at the time.

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